Martin Ryle


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Ryle, Martin

 

Born Sept. 27, 1918. British astronomer. Fellow of the Royal Society of London (1952).

Ryle was educated at Bradfield College and Christ Church, Oxford. He became a professor at Cambridge University in 1959. Ryle’s principal works deal with radio astronomy. In 1948 he and G. Smith discovered an intense source of cosmic radio emission in the 1-meter range in the constellation Cassiopeia. Ryle was one of the first to apply extragalactic radio astronomy to cosmology. His studies of the radio structure of galaxies are of fundamental importance.

Ryle received a Nobel Prize in 1974 and was named a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1971.

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